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Givemeliberty - Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional during monologue on Cecil the lion\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
How emotional did Jimmy Kimmel get when ISIS, executed all those Christians on a beach, or when they burn people alive, or throw homosexuals off buildings, or crucify women and children? Did he get emotional when our boys were senselessly murdered in Tennessee? Did he hear about Kermit Gosnell's little shop of horrors, or Planned Parenthoods big shop of horrors? Between this, the current love…
GoQuincy - Man jumps off Bayview Bridge - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why do people need to know who the man was that jumped off the bridge??? What makes the difference? Let his family deal with this in their own way.
Givemeliberty - QPD Blotter for July 30, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Punishment isn't working for him so lets replace it with more punishment.
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They should make some of these drugs Illegal so these guys can't get ahold of em.......
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The White House on Thursday waded into the debate, calling the group behind the sting videos "extremists on the right." Of course Obama's WH came out in support of PP since abortion is the holy grail of the democrat party. Only democrats would come out and support the killing of babies. I still haven't seen any news outlet tell us on what grounds did this judge issue the restraining order?…

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Bernie Sanders's Blind Spot on Race Was Imported From Scandinavia

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Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has hit its first speedbump: the Black Lives Matter movement. Ever since protesters interrupted an obviously frustrated Sanders at t
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The Hilarious ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel Is Netflix’s First Reboot Success

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When Netflix announced that it was resurrecting Wet Hot American Summer as an eight-episode season of television, fans of the movie had plenty of reasons to be wary.
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Former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty on Thursday for killing 43-year-old Samuel DuBose during a routine traffic stop over a
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Bernie Sanders Is Starting to Talk About Race—Awkwardly

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Angry About Cecil the Lion’s Death? Take It Out on the Republican Congress.

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As outrage spread online over a Minnesota dentist’s alleged poaching of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, Democratic Representative Raul Grijalva saw a convenient political opportunity. “This sort of incident is why we have endangered species laws and why Republicans need to start taking their enforce
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The Untold Inner Life of the First Politician to Embrace his Jewishness

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Scott Walker's Philly Screwup Wasn't Ordering American on His Cheesesteak

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What Will Obama's Biggest Proposed Climate Action to Date Really Look Like?

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National Review's Bad Conscience

1 day, 22 hours ago

National Review has a fraught relationship with National Socialism. In recent years, the magazine has taken to likening liberals and socialists to fascists and Nazis. In a much-
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Cecil the Lion Has Nothing to Do With Your Politics

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An outpouring of indignation over the killing of Cecil the Lion has unleashed a cross-ideological pandemic of whataboutism. The liberal expression is well represented by this Jelani Cobb tweet.I effing hate that they killed th
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Pope Francis Against the World

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Hospitals Are Only Safer Than Home Births if You’re Poor

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Stop Capitalizing the Word Internet

2 days, 20 hours ago

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Ducking Questions About the Keystone Pipeline

2 days, 21 hours ago

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Floods are Getting Worse, and America’s Coasts Are Unprepared

2 days, 21 hours ago

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Intersection Episode 1: ‘Intersectionality, and Queering Marriage’

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This Teenage Duo Could Be the Future of Music—for Better and Worse

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Building a Kinder, Gentler Deportation Machine

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A Passion for the Void

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Caitlyn Jenner’s New TV Show Is Too Sincere for Its Own Good

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Why I’m Not Watching the David Foster Wallace Movie: He Taught Me Not To

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Would Republicans Support the Americans with Disabilities Act Today?

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Bobby Jindal Enabled Louisiana's Gun Violence Problem

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Inside the Fight to End Trans Discrimination in the Military

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Why Donald Trump Truly Terrifies Republicans

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I Brought My Daughter From War-Torn Ukraine to America. That’s When Things Got Complicated.

1 week, 1 day ago

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The Many Manipulations of the Planned Parenthood Attack Videos

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The New Nuclear Family

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E.L. Doctorow's Novels About American History Changed the Future of Fiction

1 week, 2 days ago

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1 week, 2 days ago

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Donald Trump Is Fox News Incarnate

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The Limits of Gawkerism

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John Kasich’s Compassionate Christianity Could Raise Hell in the GOP Primary

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How Joan Didion Became the Ultimate Literary Celebrity

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How the Internet Outgrew Gawker

1 week, 3 days ago

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder: “We Are In a State of Emergency”

1 week, 3 days ago

These days you’re not organizing for direct action and protests—particularly for black liberation—if you’re not doing it online. Which is why I wasn’t at all surprised to see a Twitter message from an activist letting me know that a #BlackLivesMatter protest was planned to disrupt the mass
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Martin O’Malley Apologized for Saying “All Lives Matter.” Should Hillary Clinton?

1 week, 3 days ago

Martin O’Malley was booed at a liberal conference on Saturday when, after being interrupted by Black Lives Matter demonstrators, he said, “Black lives matter. White liv
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Donald Trump Is Not the Frontrunner. Smarter Polls Would Prove It.

1 week, 3 days ago

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Republicans’ Flip-Flop on Wind Energy Could Hurt Them in 2016

1 week, 4 days ago

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Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley Failed Their #BlackLivesMatter Test

1 week, 4 days ago

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Structural Racism Needs to Be a Presidential Campaign Issue

1 week, 6 days ago

This year, as with every other year, nearly every presidential candidate is white, with the only exceptions being long shots in the mushrooming Republican field. Most candidates are making at least rhetorical efforts to present themselves as allies in the increasingly amplified struggle for black li
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Did Gawker Decide to Stop Being Gawker?

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Feminists Should Not Give Up on Pope Francis

1 week, 6 days ago

If Pope Francis single-handedly ended global poverty tomorrow through some sudden miracle, there would still be liberal malcontents prepared to attack him for maintaining traditionally Catholic views on some of the pet issues of the Anglophone center-left. Complaints about Pope Francis’s old-fas
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Elizabeth Warren Challenges Hillary Clinton to Stop the Revolving Door

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The Black Comedy of India's Justice System

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About fifteen minutes into Court, the debut film by director Chaitanya Tamhane set in the courtrooms of Mumbai, a police officer asks a judge what to do about a large group of people who had been arrested en masse for traveling in the handicapped compartment of a train. They had all plead g
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Amy Schumer's Old-Fashioned Family Values

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What's the Next 'Go Set a Watchman'?

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Over the weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego, DC Comics and Warner Brothers released trailers for two superhero movies slated for released next year. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice appears to be a political parable: It deliberately
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The Extraterrestrial Vote

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I, Elspeth Reeve, am the manliest journalist in the world. That’s not something I go around thinking about all day, but recently Mark Judge wrote a semi-viral article titled, “Where Have All the Manly Journalists Gone?” I am here to
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The Bernie Sanders Archive Is Bustling With Mysterious Young Men

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July is a sleepy time on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington, and ordinarily the basement of the Bailey/Howe Library would be sleepier still. However, in recent weeks it has been bustling—not with students conducting academic research, but outsiders conducting political research. They h
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The First Photos Taken of Every Planet in Our Solar System

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Ethnography on Trial

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Near the end of her acclaimed book On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, the sociologist Alice Goffman recounts a heart-wrenching story. In the summer of 2007, her friend Chuck Taylor is shot in the head outside a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia and rushed to the hospita
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Shell's Arctic Drilling Adventure Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

2 weeks, 2 days ago

This month may mark the end of a decade-long saga that’s highlighted the lengths to which oil companies will go to drill in the Arctic—and the huge risks such endeavors entail.If everything goes according to plan, Royal Dutch Shell will soon bury its first drill bit into the Arctic seabed since
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Just How Good Is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?

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You know about the plot of To Kill a Mockingbird, the two-part architecture: the Wordsworthian childhood sublime of Scout, Jem, and Dill, their summertime beguilement by Boo Radley, followed by Atticus Finch’s defense of the wrongly accused black man Tom Robinson. And you know about the r
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There's Nothing Boring About Women’s Sports

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Serena Williams, the most dominant American athlete in the game today, won her sixth Wimbledon women’s singles championship this past Saturday. It was the 21st major title of her storied career. The previous day,
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The Supreme Court Didn't Cure Republicans of Homophobia

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The Iran Deal Is a Victory for Obama Diplomacy Over Bush Warmongering

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Nuclear Proliferation Is a Myth

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After nearly two years of incremental and painstaking negotiations, a full deal on Iran’s nuclear programme has at last been struck. In a feat of diplomacy and patience, Iran and the P5+1 – the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia
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The Paper Where Ta-Nehisi Coates Learned the Ropes

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When I met Ta-Nehisi Coates, he was a Howard University dropout, recruited to Washington City Paper in early 1996 by its then-editor, David Carr, later the beloved media critic of The New York Times. After Carr’s death this winter, Coates
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Our New Podcast: "Intersection"

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Why Does Open Adoption Rarely Work?

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It's hard to find an honest account of an open adoption that works: one where adoptive parents and birthparents have agreed that they will stay in touch and share the milestones of their child’s life, and then do so. Most of the birthmothers who have spoken with me over the years did so after plan
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Have You Been Hacked? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

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Last week, the Obama administration revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of 21.5 million people who had applied for government background checks—this, after it w
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These Scholars Have Been Pointing Out Atticus Finch's Racism for Years

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The portrayal of Atticus Finch, the lawyer hero of To Kill A Mockingbird, as a racist in Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set A Watchman, has been variously described as a “
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Bernie Sanders's Grassroots Army Is Passionate. But Can They Get Organized?

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Before Jackie Sheeler leaves her Harlem apartment, she makes sure to put on her Bernie T-shirt and stuff the Bernie pamphlets that she made herself into her bag. She’s still waiting for her Bernie stickers to arrive in the mail (they’re on backorder), but she’s hoping they’ll come by the tim
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School Libraries Are Under Attack

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From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned, and closed.The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; the more accurate explanation is that it’s just wrong and very foolish.A 2011 survey conducted with my gr
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“Please Don’t Call Me On My Bluff”

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“I have a head for business and a bod for sin,” purrs Melanie Griffith’s character Tess McGill in Mike Nichols’ 1988 film Working Girl. “Is there anything wrong with that?”           Earlier this month, Rihanna asked us the same question with the release of her graphic mus
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Hillary Clinton delivered the first major economic address of her presidential campaign on Monday, arguing that family-friendly work policies—like paid leave, affordable childcare, and generous m
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Scott Walker Is the Most Boring Presidential Candidate Ever

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Scott Walker’s appeal to American conservatives is obvious. He’s as hard-nosed and unwilling to compromise as any conservative activist, but as deft as a seasoned party operative who knows how to pile up victories in hostile territory. Walker has bested Democrats in three consecutive statewide e
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The Suspicious Story Behind Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

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When it was announced in February that a “new” Harper Lee novel had been “discovered,” there followed the expected gale of media giddiness, the widespread convulsions of joy, a gyrating and ejaculating all across the Web. Pulling up alongside the jubilant ones were the judicious ones, those
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What Does It Mean to Sound Gay?

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Of all the injustices of childhood, being mocked for your voice has a particular sting. If you’re meticulous, you can choose what you say and how you say it. But when you let your guard down—and who can keep it up forever?—your real voice waits patiently to slip out.I was born in England to Am
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Scott Walker Is the Most Dangerous Candidate on Climate Change

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The 14 Republicans running for president already meet the party’s every need for an anti-environment, climate change-denying nominee. There’s Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who would like to 
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is better known for his union-busting prowess than his evangelical faith, but in recent months he’s been talking more openly
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